Substance Abuse Programs: Heroin
RESOURCE: A lot of useful info available at National Institute of Drug Abuse
The Mahwah Municipal Alliance offers a community liaison that acts as an advocate for those families and individuals struggling with addiction and substance abuse.
Learn what to do in case of an overdose and how to administer the lifesaving, overdose reversal agent known as Naloxene or Narcan. Narcan is the antidote to an opioid overdose and you can get your kit for free.
Dying in Vein is a deeply personal exploration of opiate and heroin addiction through a cinéma vérité style that drops you directly into the lives of an addict in recovery, a couple trying to get clean, a family grieving the loss of their son, and an Emergency Room Physician trying to save one patient at time. Through these stories...
A dramatic increase in overdose deaths and the abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers have become an epidemic. In Mahwah, like other municipalities in New Jersey and across the nation, we are facing an urgent public health crisis in overdose deaths, and the abuse of heroin and other prescription pain killers.
Special Agent Jay Flaherty will be moderating this discussion / Q&A on the teenage drug epidemic in Northern NJ. Parents will have the opportunity to send in their questions ahead of time for the panel to answer.
Jesse’s Journey is presented by Maureen Morella, and her two children, Jesse and Tyler. Jesse, 19, suffered severe and irreversible brain damage after a drug overdose in November, 2004 and survives today as a quadriplegic confined to a wheel chair.
Chris Herren is former NBA basketball player, motivational speaker, author and sobriety advocate who struggled with substance abuse for much of his basketball career.